May 2020 ACI Structural Journal

Kudos to our Associate, Qingzhi Liu, PhD, PE (Andy) for being published in the May 2020 ACI Structural Journal. #ACI #precastconcrete Performance of a Precast Wall with End Columns Rocking-Wall System with Precast Surrounding Structure

Menlo Atherton High School Performing Arts Center – Monday Memories

The Performing Arts Center is a 31,000-square-foot facility on the campus of Menlo Atherton High School. The auditorium features unique tree-like structural canopies at the entrance lobby and the back of the building. These tree-like canopies are also the main gravity supports for the roof structure in these areas. The inside of the auditorium is … Continued

US Postal Service Terminal Annex – Throwback Thursday

The existing 1938 building is a registered national historic landmark and is comprised of a 4-story conventionally reinforced concrete structure with a 1-level basement. Originally built for the postal services, the new occupants of the building are computer/internet service providers which require extremely high-density UPS and battery back-up power systems to be installed. Architect: Johnson … Continued

FABRIC

Englekirk engineered the seismic upgrade of FABRIC to meet the Concrete Nonductile Ordinance and is currently working closely with the project team on the renovation.  Soon, FABRIC will house 60,000 sf of creative office space and 43,000 sf of shops and dining.   Rendering by Nephew

Summit on Sixth – Monday Memories

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr. #Englekirkprojectspotlight As part of the Los Angeles City Adaptive Reuse Program, the Summit on Sixth was the seismic retrofit of an 11-story, 181,000-square-foot steel moment frame office building that has been converted into a condominium. Architect: Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh … Continued

Art Center College of Design – Monday Memories

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. The Art Center College of Design South Campus is a complex of six buildings ranging from 1- to 2-story structures. Originally built in the 1940s as McDonald Douglas Aircraft’s wind tunnel testing facility, it is the home … Continued